All Five Living Ex-Presidents of The U.S. Are Helping Hurricane Victims
The latest disaster that has hit citizens of the U.S. is well known to everyone these days. Hurricane Harvey has brought by far the most destruction that was seen in years, and thousands of homes were destroyed. The damage is tremendous, and it is estimated that the price of rebuilding will be around $180 billion.
If there is anything good that came out of this situation, that is our ability to care and help one another in the time of this great trouble. Nobody has demonstrated this as well as the former presidents of the U.S., who have rallied together to try and help the victims of this disaster.
Ex-presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all came together to promote a new fund that is designed to help those in need. The charitable fund is called “One America Appeal”, and it was announced on Thursday night, during the National Football League’s opening.
The former presidents asked of everyone who is willing and able to donate to this fund, which will later be added to the Michael Dell’s Rebuild Texas Fund, as well as to Houston Harvey Relief Fund. Every donation will count, and every bit of it will be used only for helping those in need, which is something that the presidents guaranteed.
The account for this charity fund was created via George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and this is the perfect opportunity for the citizens of the U.S. to demonstrate their compassion and love. The contributions have already started arriving, and one of the biggest of them was made by J.J. Watt, a Houston Texans star, who managed to raise up to $27 million in only a couple of days.
It is everyone’s hope that his example will inspire others to do the same, and show that people will be there for each other when it counts.
And that is not all – there is also a plan for expanding the One America Appeal, and to help out those who suffered loss and damage from the terrifying Hurricane Irma. The damage from this catastrophe is also enormous, and every little bit will help those whose lives were destroyed in these events.